Duke NOT Priority Track

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msridiculous447
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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby msridiculous447 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:39 am

mr_toad wrote:
msridiculous447 wrote:
mr_toad wrote:It shouldn't be too shocking. They had a 13% acceptance rate last year and were STILL over-enrolled by about 30 students, had to hire additional faculty, etc. Like Cornell, Duke is not the most tempting school for many students cross-admitted with other schools. If you have Duke numbers, you are a strong contender at UM, NU, etc., and it seems that many people pick those two over Duke relatively consistently. Even Vandy seems to steal some from Duke. It seems to be what Cornell has done in the past and what other schools like USC and maybe even NU are doing this year: wait some people out until they withdraw, thus improving their yield rate. Just one more tactic in the war for USNWR supremacy/survival.


I'm confused...if they have a 13% acceptance rate and still overenrolled, where's the yield problem?


Sorry, I think I conflated two issues. In my tangent, I forget that my point was not that they're trying to increase their yield, but rather to decrease their overall class size, so in essence to maintain their yield but have it 'yield' a smaller overall number. Thanks for pointing that out. The logic in my post was a big fail; I'm surprised no one pointed it out earlier... :oops:


haha no worries...it was actually an informative post. The Duke thread always seems to be falling down the page here, especially for a T14 school. For whatever reason it just doesn't seem to be that attractive to applicants so I enjoyed the speculation as to why.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby duckmoney » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:43 am

For some reason I'm waaaay more excited about UVA than Duke, and I don't even know why.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:27 pm

duckmoney wrote:For some reason I'm waaaay more excited about UVA than Duke, and I don't even know why.

sup bro

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby vegenator » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:04 pm

Wow. On the off chance of a miracle happening, I actually checked my duke status checker today. UR date changed from 10/19 to 2/2/11. Are they actually looking at us rd folk now?

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby cbp3443 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:15 pm

vegenator wrote:Wow. On the off chance of a miracle happening, I actually checked my duke status checker today. UR date changed from 10/19 to 2/2/11. Are they actually looking at us rd folk now?



Mine too! I think I was under review 1/7 or 1/10? I didn't submit until late December. UR 2/2! Movement!

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:18 pm

vegenator wrote:Wow. On the off chance of a miracle happening, I actually checked my duke status checker today. UR date changed from 10/19 to 2/2/11. Are they actually looking at us rd folk now?


I was so excited when I saw this, I went to check my checker!

Still 10/11.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:18 pm

oh, you know, just hanging out at 10/18. COOL.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby 123kl » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:45 pm

yeah... still under review...

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby timmna » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:18 pm

Still 11/15.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby duckmoney » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:23 pm

10/12. I win.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Hannibal » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:23 pm

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby awilson11 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:24 pm

still 1/10

r6_philly
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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:27 pm

duckmoney wrote:10/12. I win.


No you don't.

Read 3 posts above you.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby duckmoney » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:27 pm

r6_philly wrote:
duckmoney wrote:10/12. I win.


No you don't.

Read 3 posts above you.


Bleh, foiled!

Oh well, I'll take second.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby vegenator » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:02 pm

cbp3443 wrote:
vegenator wrote:Wow. On the off chance of a miracle happening, I actually checked my duke status checker today. UR date changed from 10/19 to 2/2/11. Are they actually looking at us rd folk now?



Mine too! I think I was under review 1/7 or 1/10? I didn't submit until late December. UR 2/2! Movement!


Yay congrats! They are alive! :mrgreen: sorry the rest of you are still stuck though. :( who knows, perhaps they save the best for last? :|

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby crossingforHYS » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:00 pm

still 10/12.....

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:38 pm

Still 11/1

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forward
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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby forward » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:40 pm

Still 11/8

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby badgers22 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:22 pm

UR 1/24 --> UR 2/3. Does anybody know what this means as far as when we could get a decision? I haven't been waiting very long (applied early January) but its still nice to see some movement.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby 123kl » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:22 pm

badgers22 wrote:UR 1/24 --> UR 2/3. Does anybody know what this means as far as when we could get a decision? I haven't been waiting very long (applied early January) but its still nice to see some movement.


Ugh. Duke is horrible.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Hannibal » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:31 pm

Still 11/22

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:43 pm

123kl wrote:
badgers22 wrote:UR 1/24 --> UR 2/3. Does anybody know what this means as far as when we could get a decision? I haven't been waiting very long (applied early January) but its still nice to see some movement.


Ugh. Duke is horrible.


My blood pressure just skyrocketed.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:48 pm

Surprise surprise, still 10/11 :lol: there is no way this is not a WL. Might as well send it out now.

I should email "I think I may have misplaced my waitlist notification email, could you resend it? Thank you!"

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:23 pm

timmna wrote:Still 11/15.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby crossingforHYS » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:28 pm

r6_philly wrote:Surprise surprise, still 10/11 :lol: there is no way this is not a WL. Might as well send it out now.

I should email "I think I may have misplaced my waitlist notification email, could you resend it? Thank you!"

haha :). you do not know that!!!!! I don't either.....but if you send that e-mail, I will applaud you




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